I am a citizen of one of 90 day visa exempt country and hoping to visit and stay in Taiwan for 5~6 months for tourism.
At same time, I also would like to visit Korea every other week since my relative lives there. (2~3 days, just on weekends)
I am planning to buy a round-way ticket when entering Taiwan to prove that I don’t intend to stay over 90 days per entry to Taiwan. (a ticket to Taiwan and return ticket to Korea)
If I leave and re-enter Taiwan, would it automatically extend my stay in Taiwan?
I heard some people living in Taiwan for few years like this by extending their visa every 90 days.
If I enter/leave Taiwan periodically, too many times or too frequently, could that be a reason for denial of entry?
Was anyone denied entry to Taiwan before?
What was an immigration officer’s reason for denial?
Thanks to every with their reply.
So I contacted the ministry of foreign affairs and this is what they told me.
Yes, I can travel in and out of Taiwan as many times I want if
I am a citizen of 90 visa free country
I hold valid passport
I have return ticket out of Taiwan (to prove that I don’t intend to stay over 90 days per entry)
However this is where confusion and ambiguity come is in. They told me even if I meet all above conditions, my entry to Taiwan is “subject to discretion” of an immigration official. So I guess it might depend on which country I am from, when I am entering Taiwan, if an immigration officer is having a bad day or other “stuff”